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    Default Is vitamin A dietary supplements helpful in getting rid of acne

    My doctor is prescribing a topical retinoid for my acne. As far as i know retinoid is a vitamin A. So if the drug is related to vitamin A, shouldn’t vitamin A dietary supplements be helpful in getting rid of acne?

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    Dietary vitamin A is essential to good health, especially vision. It has healthful effects in the skin. Large doses of vitamin A for the treatment of acne is not recommended on grounds of safety. The retinoids and retinoid-like substances used as topical treatments for acne are prepared especially for their potent effect on the shedding of cell lining in the sebaceous follicle. Their use should be monitored by a dermatologist.

    Dietary vitamin A has multiple health effects in the human body. Vitamin A is essential for good vision. Extreme vitamin A deficiency can result in blindness, usually accompanied by dry, scaly skin. Vitamin A overdose that far exceeds the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of 5,000 IU can have effects nearly as catastrophic. Extreme vitamin A overdose can cause the skin to blister and peel—an effect first seen in early North Pole explorers who nearly died after eating polar bear liver that has an extraordinarily high vitamin A content.

    Topical retinoids are usually prescribed as a treatment for moderate to severe acne. Side effects are chiefly dermatologic, including redness, scaling and dryness of the skin, itching and burning. These side effects can usually be managed by adjustment of the amount and timing of retinoid applied to the skin. Dose adjustment must be discussed with the dermatologist who prescribed the treatment.

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    Dietary vitamin A is essential to good health, especially vision. It has healthful effects in the skin. Large doses of vitamin A for the treatment of acne is not recommended on grounds of safety. The retinoids and retinoid-like substances used as topical treatments for acne are prepared especially for their potent effect on the shedding of cell lining in the sebaceous follicle. Their use should be monitored by a dermatologist.
    Ehm, when one of my eyes blind, my doctor awlays said i need to eat a lots of food which have vitamin A and E. I don't know why but i keep follow their advice. Its good for my eyes and my skin. My acne problem out after 2 month i follow my doctor advice.

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    Among the best treatments for acne to date are retinoids derived from vitamin A. for exfoliating and moisturizing, retino-A is a solution using active ingredient tretinoin. Only a certain level of vitamin A, as prescribed by the doctor, is good for your skin. Taking it in excess can cause more harm than good, as it leads to a condition called hypervitaminosis-A, which will result in more hair fall, patchy skin and possible liver damage.


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